Dataset: The Health of Houston Survey 2018

Variable dy_bingecat: Number of days per year reported binge drinking [C]

Literal Question

The variable was created from multiple survey questions, specifically AA_3A and AA_3B.

Descriptive Text

Binge drinking is defined as 5 or more alcoholic drinks in a single day for men and 4 or more alcoholic drinks in a single day for women. Categories were created with entries to questions AA_3A and AA_3B. The universe for this variable includes all adult respondents age 18 and older who had alcoholic drinks last year.

Values Categories N NW
0 No days binge drinking 2056 1,059,466.0
1 One to two days per year 470 284,595.0
2 Three to four days per year 220 148,365.0
3 Five to ten days per year 344 238,782.4
4 Eleven to 30 days per year 197 132,710.0
5 More than 30 days per year 131 90,793.2
-8 Not in universe 3792 2,641,329.6

Summary Statistics

Valid cases 3418 1954711.707
Missing cases 3792 2641329.613
Standard deviation 1.484 1.56
This variable is numeric


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